“Celtic lore says that blackberries are fairy fruit and may bring bad luck to people who eat them. Blackberries were also considered protective against earthbound spirits and vampires. It is said that if planted near the home, a vampire couldn’t enter because he would obsessively count the berries and forget about the people inside”.
~ Mountain Rose Herbs : https://www.google.com/amp/blog.mountainroseherbs.com/herbal-folktales%3Fhs_amp=true
“The blackberry in England has a lot of folklore, each pointing to a common piece of wisdom. Blackberry was the bane of all evils, from misfortune to illness. It was used to release people and animals from illness, misfortune, and witchery. There are tales that the Devil was thrown out of Heaven and into a blackthorn bush, and such avoids and hates them”.
~ Of Wood and Bone : https://witchbetwixtwaters.tumblr.com/post/163032916088/the-witchs-whisk
“This plant represents what’s happening inside of you.
The world, like the soil, is cold and dark—layered with a history of destruction and death.
You were planted in this world to rise above it.
Do you not see?
The very existence of this darkness gives you the opportunity to become a light to the world.”
Naga, the Fire Serpent that awakens the Kundalini energy to Earth’s energy, and keeps a continuous flow. Thus we are enabled to become more attuned to Earth, the Great Mother .
“Stories involving the nāgas are still very much a part of contemporary cultural traditions in predominantly Hindu regions of Asia (India, Nepal, and the island of Bali). In India, nāgas are considered nature spirits and the protectors of springs, wells and rivers. They bring rain, and thus fertility, but are also thought to bring disasters such as floods and drought.
Nagas are snakes that may take human form. They tend to be very curious. According to traditions nāgas are only malevolent to humans when they have been mistreated. They are susceptible to mankind’s disrespectful actions in relation to the environment. They are also associated with waters—rivers, lakes, seas, and wells—and are generally regarded as guardians of treasure.”
“The pyramids in Central and South America do not have pointed tops,
but large platforms on which temples were built.
Each step represented a stage in the development of human life
that had to be lived fully and completely.
The climb was often arduous, but high spiritual goals could never be reached without effort.”
Nereids are Sea nymphs. They symbolize
everything that is beautiful and kind about the sea.
They have melodious voices and sing as they dance.
They are part of Poseidon’s entourage and carry his trident.
The Birch tree represents the first month of the Celtic Tree calendar,
December 24th – January 20th.
Associated with beauty and tolerance, the Birch’s vibration
are believed to ward off evil and enhance bravery.
Brooms made of Birch are used to cleanse one’s space
after Winter Solstice, the longest night of the year.
Birch is associated with the Goddess Freya and Brigid.